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Agriculture Economics/Business Instructor

Colby Community College
Colby, KS
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023
Company Description

Colby Community College is located in northwest Kansas, approximately 50 miles from the Nebraska and Colorado borders. From a humble beginning of 99 students in 1964, CCC now serves more than 2,200 students annually.

In addition to a 57-acre main campus, a 60-acre farm is used as a hands-on laboratory and training facility with a 35-head cow herd of Sim-Angus registered and commercial cows. The College also accommodates hundreds of off-campus students through face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.

A number of studies conclude CCC is a solid educational investment. Colby has a strong history of student performance and ranks near the top for graduation and retention rates among Kansas community colleges.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity is available to join a progressive Agriculture Division in northwest Kansas at Colby Community College as a full-time Agriculture Business and Economics Instructor. The faculty will actively engage in education to complement the current degree programs in the agriculture department. Duties include: (1) Developing, teaching, and assessing courses that directly relate to Agriculture Business and Agriculture Economics in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities. (2) Identify resource needs and opportunities with other faculty to help guide program outcomes, structure, and development. (3) Encourage and maintain community partnerships that support the Agriculture Division. (4) Maintain relationships, partnerships, and articulation agreements with transfer institutions. (5) Participate in functions and activities that promote the College, the Agriculture Division, and the Agriculture Department. (6) Advise and mentor students to meet the demands of an ever-changing agriculture industry and equip students to meet these demands.

This is a full-time, nine-month position.

  • Ability to teach courses in Agriculture Business and Economics in face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning modalities.
  • Awareness of diverse agriculture industries and their roles within the US and internationally.
  • Familiarity with agriculture-related public policy and varying business opportunities.
  • Knowledge of computer software for managing data and budgets.
  • Courses required for teaching and/or development (not limited to): Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Marketing, Agriculture Finance, Farm Records, Agriculture Law, Agriculture Communication, and Computers in Agriculture.
  • Other courses may be taught to complement other agriculture degree programs.
  • Ability to work with a broad spectrum of student abilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with shared responsibilities and mutually agreed-upon objectives.
  • Commitment to the Colby Community College Mission.


TBD; per class schedule


70% - Develop and facilitate learning in courses that directly relate to agriculture business
10% - Student advising and engagement activities
10% - College service; including committee work, shared governance, and contributing to the institution
5% - Professional Development
5% - Curriculum review and development, assessment of student learning at the course, program, and institutional level.

$39,000 or higher, depending on credentials and experience.

Flexible benefits program includes options for single and family health and dental coverage, life insurance, reimbursement accounts, sick leave, and vacation leave allowances. Participation in the state retirement program is required.

The priority deadline is Aug. 7, 2023. A review of applications will begin immediately. To be considered, applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, all postsecondary transcripts, and references to:

Colby Community College
ATTN: Human Resources
1255 S. Range
Colby, KS 67701

Materials may be emailed to hr(at)


Master's degree or higher in an academic discipline focused toward Agriculture Business and/or Agriculture Economics, or related area, or a Master's degree with 18 graduate level credits in Agriculture Business and/or Agriculture Economics.

Additional Information

Colby Community College provides equality of opportunity to its applicants for admission, enrolled students, graduates, and employees. The College does not discriminate with respect to hiring, continuation of employment, promotion, tenure, other employment practices, application for admission or career services and placement on the basis of race, color, gender, age, disability, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation or religion. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Human Resources Office, 1255 South Range Ave., Colby, KS 67701. (785) 460-5406. hr(at)

Candidates identifying as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who would like to request accommodations should contact Human Resources.

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. The candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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